ON TRACK: Lotus development driver Carmen Jorda is optimistic that her F1 test debut will happen soon. Image: AFP / Greg Baker
LONDON, England - Carmen Jorda says she's still on course to make her debut in a Formula 1 car... it's just the date she doesn't know.
The 27-year-old ex-GP3 driver and Spaniard has become a regular at grands prix meetings through 2015; she's a 'development driver' for Lotus but so far has not, well, actually driven the car.
She did, however, write in a column for Spain's El Mundo newspaper: "I've a few days off in Valencia now before returning to work in the simulator next week. I must also keep training for my first test in an F1 car, which is moving closer with every day.
"I cannot tell you the date yet but hope I can give you some news soon."
Jorda also had words of encouragement for 2015 F1's two Spanish rookies, one of them Manor driver Roberto Merhi.
Jorda said: "'Teto' is doing a great job in F1. Under the pressure of facing each race without knowing if it will be his last, he is doing a very solid year despite his team's lack of resources. - I'm sure many teams will be taking note.
"As for Carlos Sainz, he is the revelation of the year. He almost always beats his team mate (Max Verstappen)."Stay with Wheels24 for the 2015 F1 season – fresh reports every day.